The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina

The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina

There are 305 comments on the Juan Cole story from Jul 9, 2014, titled The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina. In it, Juan Cole reports that:

Hundreds of people were turned away outside of a packed courtroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Monday where inside voting rights activists demanded a halt to what they said was the most restrictive voter suppression legislation since the Jim Crow era, local news reports.

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paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#1 Jul 9, 2014
More crying from the left and all the picked on Blacks. You need a picture ID for everything, so quit whining. You mug shots will be acceptable since they or government ID.
haha

United States

#2 Jul 9, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
More crying from the left and all the picked on Blacks. You need a picture ID for everything, so quit whining. You mug shots will be acceptable since they or government ID.
That's rich considering you're here EVERYDAY doing just that, crying. smdh
Carly Popinjay

United States

#3 Jul 9, 2014
Does anyone know someone who doesn't have a picture ID?
Carly Popinjay

United States

#7 Jul 9, 2014
You only folks without photo Id are bums and thugs
RCI

Lexington, NC

#8 Jul 9, 2014
The whole point is to keep voting honest. Why is it that the liberals are screaming so loud? There are documented case of dead people coming out of the grave on election day. On the other hand another issue of concern......there will not be any outstanding warrant checks at the polls.

“Sleep is My Sanctuary”

Since: Mar 14

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#10 Jul 9, 2014
Maybe I'm too naive to understand this, but...who doesn't have a photo ID? Most of the people in my friendship circle are black and every one of them has a photo ID. Why are people making this an issue?

“Behave Yourself”

Since: Jul 07

Fort Worth, Texas

#11 Jul 9, 2014
It's a very clever strategy. Deny the existence of racial problems that fall in your favor and label those who are being discriminated against as simply racist for complaining. As there are people who still, all evidence to the contrary, think Fox is non-partisan and honest, believe indeed that the civil rights laws ended racism. But if that were true, laws against burglary would have eliminated the need for companies like the ADT burglar alarm company. No folks, unfortunately racism is alive in America and seems to be reviving quite well in it's traditional region.

“Sleep is My Sanctuary”

Since: Mar 14

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#13 Jul 9, 2014
Who doesn't have a photo ID?
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#14 Jul 9, 2014
People on public assistance of any kind (except legitimate retirees and any receiving veterans benefits) should be disfranchised, while on public assistance. They are bought votes and bought votes are unconstitutional.
Carly Popinjay

United States

#15 Jul 9, 2014
Jubilant Sleep wrote:
Maybe I'm too naive to understand this, but...who doesn't have a photo ID? Most of the people in my friendship circle are black and every one of them has a photo ID. Why are people making this an issue?
That's basically what I come up with as well.

Since: Dec 11

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#16 Jul 9, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
People on public assistance of any kind (except legitimate retirees and any receiving veterans benefits) should be disfranchised, while on public assistance. They are bought votes and bought votes are unconstitutional.
Does this also include anyone who works for a corporation that gets subsidies or any form of aid?
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#17 Jul 9, 2014
The_Box wrote:
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Does this also include anyone who works for a corporation that gets subsidies or any form of aid?
No. Those are business relationships, not freeloaders and bought votes. Actually, the Constitution should be returned to its original form and intent in regards to the election of Senators. Public utilities should be returned to sole public control. Sale of corporations to any foreign interests should be illegal and corporations not returning to a US ownership should be severely fined. All US corporations should be fined 100% of their net worth if they do not dissociate themselves from any foreign outsourcing of employment. There are other issues, but you get the ideas, which would reign in the out of control, anti-American fouling of the corporate world by Marxist Democrats, who introduced the first outsourcing and anti-Americanism in their drug induced euphoric takeover of that Party in the 1970s.

Since: Dec 11

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#18 Jul 9, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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No. Those are business relationships, not freeloaders and bought votes.
Of course they're bought. Corporation gives politician money, politician gives corporation tax money or friendly legislation.
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Sale of corporations to any foreign interests should be illegal and corporations not returning to a US ownership should be severely fined. All US corporations should be fined 100% of their net worth if they do not dissociate themselves from any foreign outsourcing of employment. There are other issues, but you get the ideas, which would reign in the out of control, anti-American fouling of the corporate world by Marxist Democrats, who introduced the first outsourcing and anti-Americanism in their drug induced euphoric takeover of that Party in the 1970s.
You're very anti-capitalism. Why?
really

Newland, NC

#19 Jul 10, 2014
Jubilant Sleep wrote:
Who doesn't have a photo ID?
Exactly. How is it possible to do anything without an ID. It's impossible to open bank acct, fly, receive public assistance, get many prescriptions and etc. who in this day and age does not have an ID? And how do they manage.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#20 Jul 10, 2014
Carly Popinjay wrote:
You only folks without photo Id are bums and thugs
If the law wasnt race based among other things NC would accept state student IDs
foster

Ashburn, VA

#21 Jul 10, 2014
Raise da Roof S wrote:
<quoted text> What is soooo difficult for you pyramid engineers to get ONE "pitcha took"? Real talk.
Thats not the crux of this issue. Why would non driving seniors need IDs?
foster

Ashburn, VA

#22 Jul 10, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
More crying from the left and all the picked on Blacks. You need a picture ID for everything, so quit whining. You mug shots will be acceptable since they or government ID.
Its a racist policy and should be stricken from the books

“Sleep is My Sanctuary”

Since: Mar 14

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#24 Jul 10, 2014
How is it a racist policy? Are blacks prevented from getting photo IDs?
C Papagayo

United States

#25 Jul 10, 2014
foster wrote:
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Thats not the crux of this issue. Why would non driving seniors need IDs?
For health care and to get their medications etc. Dummy.

“Behave Yourself”

Since: Jul 07

Fort Worth, Texas

#26 Jul 10, 2014
Jubilant Sleep wrote:
How is it a racist policy? Are blacks prevented from getting photo IDs?
Obtaining an ID often places financial strain on some people, many of them Black, faced with limited income. Transportation to a station that process ID's and the cost of the ID itself can pose problems. In my opinion, a simple solution would be to make a voter's registration card another form of photo ID thereby placing a face with the voter. Of course, this voter ID requirement was not an issue until the Black guy got elected president, as voter fraud allegations are nothing new.

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